Spring fumewort (Corydalis solida) is a charming spring ephemeral with deeply cut leaves and dainty, purplish to purplish pink flowers in early to mid spring. It typically reaches typically 6 to 10 inches tall and makes a lovely filler around hostas, hellebores (Helleborus), early primroses (like Primula veris), and spring bulbs. The clumps go dormant by early to midsummer.
Spring fumewort is usually happiest in deciduous shade (sun in early to mid spring, then shade) with average to moist (but not waterlogged) soil. Once you get it established, it is quite likely to self-sow. Perennial; Zones 4 to 8.
I collected these seeds in early May 2023. At least 20 seeds per packet. Shipping to US addresses only.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.
Deanna (verified owner) –
I purchased these from Hayefield in early summer 2020 and immediately planted them in an open-top milk jug. For winter the top was used per the “wintersow” method. This spring the germination rate was excellent. I love seeing these delicate plants interspersed among the spring emerging plants and look forward to planting these out.